Location: Skibbereen, IE
Season: May 24, 2020 to June 27, 2020
Session Dates: May 24 - June 27, 2020
Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
Deadline Type: Exact Date
University of Maryland
The Archaeology of Modern Ireland Field School explores the material history of the Irish Diaspora in and around Skibbereen, County Cork, an area that is infamous as a metaphor for the impacts and horrific sufferings of the Great Starvation. Through archaeological investigations, archival research, and interviews with local historians of the Skibbereen Heritage Center and members of the local community, students will receive extensive and intensive experience learning about the Irish Diaspora, socio-cultural change in Ireland over time, and the experience of Irish immigrants internationally.
Period(s) of Occupation: Historical Archaeology, nineteenth-twentieth centuries
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Experience Required: none
Room and Board Arrangements:
You will stay in shared accomodations in Skibbereen in a rental house with a full kitchen and living/common room. The housing site is within safe walking distance to the town center. Cost includes housing, food is on your own. There are several grocery stores and restaurants within safe walking distance.
6 credits offered by University of Maryland, College Park. Program fees, including tuition and international health insurance, is $4,100.
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